Ni Ketut Ariani, Spa Manager at Reethi Faru Resort

Ni Ketut Ariani is the spa manager at Reethi Faru Resort’s Coconut Spa. We interviewed the experienced hotelier from Indonesia to learn about her role at the resort, her advice to aspiring hoteliers and discover more about the Balinese-specialised Coconut Spa. Hotelier Maldives: Tell me a bit about yourself and your career. How did you […]

Malsa Maaz, First Maldivian Barefoot Bookseller

Back in 2018, Soneva Fushi partnered with Ultimate Library to host the very first popup bookshop in Maldives. The resort began its search for Barefoot Booksellers, highly passionate individuals to run its desert island bookshop. From hundreds of applications from all corners of the world, Soneva would choose only two lucky candidates every year. In […]

A.J. Enterprises Pvt Ltd, Leaders in Commercial Security Services

AJ Enterprises Pvt Ltd was registered in 2001 as the first local commercial security service provider in the Maldives. Since then, for the past two decades, A.J. Enterprises has been providing excellence in the contract security industry, earning a reputation as the leading security provider in the country. A.J. Enterprises offers quality security programs and […]

Ausy Waseem and Sara Siyam, Management Couple at Siyam World

The newly opened Siyam World in Noonu Atoll is an island filled with wonders and behind this is an amazing team like no other. Ausy Waseem is the Resort Manager at Siyam World, who brought together a great management team of locals ahead of its successful opening on 28 October 2021. His real-life partner, Sara […]

GM’s View: Vincent Pauchon, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Vincent Pauchon is the general manager at The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Dhaalu Atoll. The French native has over sixteen years of experience overseeing five-star properties around the world and has been spearheading Vommuli’s operations since 2019. Hotelier Maldives interviewed the seasoned hotelier about his journey and leading one of the most luxurious resorts in […]

FIRST LOOK: Siyam World

Across a 54-hectares lush natural island in Noonu Atoll, Siyam World offers a world filled with unique experiences and unlimited adventures. The idyllic resort opened its doors on 28 October 2021 and is just a 40 minutes’ direct seaplane ride from Velana International Airport. Siyam World features twenty-one different accommodation categories, ensuring that there’s a […]

Tourism Updates from the Maldives – October 2021

Maldives surpassed one million tourist arrivals in October 2021. There were twenty-nine international scheduled airlines and three chartered airline operating to the country. Over 80 per cent of total registered tourist accommodation facilities have resumed operations. During October 2021, Maldives welcomed 142,066 arrivals, totalling this year’s total arrivals to 1,012,928. Arrivals in October 2021 is […]

An Ideal Supplier You Must Know – DERBAL

Derbal Technology Co.,Ltd is a one-stop resort and hotel supply business based in China, serving the globe. Since its establishment in 2010, Derbal Technology has been ensuring that their customers around the world are delivered the latest standard in hotel supply. From manufacturing to customer service, Derbal Technology aims to ‘be the expert of hotel […]

Interview with Dr Rahul Krishnan, Spa Manager, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dr Rahul Krishnan spearheads the wellness experience at The Spa by Thalgo France, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi as spa manager. Charmingly situated amidst lush vegetation, The Spa by Thalgo France is one of the largest spas in the Maldives, featuring 20 treatment rooms, as well as hydrotherapy pools, steam rooms and saunas. Hotelier Maldives interviewed […]

Purchasing Power: Waraporn Dakhuntot, Purchasing Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Waraporn Dakhuntot, purchasing manager for the recently-opened The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, speaks about the ideal supplier and her most successful deals. HM: How long have you been in Purchasing? WD: I have been working for more than fourteen years in the procurement sector in the hospitality industry, spanning […]

Meet Ali Waheed, the Highly Experienced Boat Captain at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Ali Waheed, 55, is the boat captain at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in Noonu Atoll. With 22 years of experience in Sun Siyam Resorts, Ali is one of the oldest employees on the island. We interviewed him to learn more about his long journey. Tell me about yourself and your job My name is Ali […]

Wellness Experts in Maldives Talk About Post-Pandemic Wellness Trends

Hotelier Maldives interviews four wellness experts in Maldives: Renate Hermes, group spa director, Duniye Spa; Melany Martinez Thomas, director of wellness, JOALI BEING; Susanne Fisch, wellness manager, JOALI BEING; Elise Rimbaud, director of spa and wellness, OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI. The global wellness economy, valued at a whopping USD 4.5 trillion by Global Wellness Institute, has […]